Strictly viewers were left fuming over Dev Griffin and Dianne Buswell 's low scores from the judges last night, which may have led to their shock Strictly exit this evening.

The couple performed the Cha Cha to Sam Smith and Normani's Dancing With A Stranger and scored 27 out of 40, placing the couple at the lower end of the leaderboard.

The low score clearly caused concern for the flame-haired professional dancer as she took to Instagram after the show to encourage people to pick up the phone and vote for them.

Dev and Dianne performed the Cha Cha to Sam Smith and Normani's Dancing With A Stranger on Saturday
Dev and Dianne performed the Cha Cha to Sam Smith and Normani's Dancing With A Stranger on Saturday

Dianne, 30, pulled a worried face as she begged her followers for votes. She shared: "My scared face please vote for us team. He has so much to offer."

The dancer, who is currently loved-up with former Strictly celeb finalist Joe Sugg pleaded voting fans: "Guys, I thought you did a great job Dev. Please keep us in the competition, he doesn’t want to go home."

The judges scored Dev 27 out of 40 which placed the couple at the lower end of the leaderboard
The judges scored Dev 27 out of 40 which placed the couple at the lower end of the leaderboard

Dev begged in the background: "I don’t want to go home yet!

"I want to do more dancing, vote for us!"

After Dev and Dianne's Cha Cha performance last night, fans flocked to Twitter to comment on their scoring.

One user wrote: "Great dance from Dev and Dianne, underscored! Should have been 40."

While another was more optimistic following the DJ's low score: "Dev and Dianne - I thought he was excellent - clearly the judges are really pushing him because they know he's a contender."

The flame-haired pro dancer worriedly took to Instagram last night in an attempt to encourage votes
The flame-haired pro dancer worriedly took to Instagram last night in an attempt to encourage votes
The dancer, 30, is currently loved-up with former Strictly celeb finalist Joe Sugg
Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell

Another viewer commented: "I also thought Dianne and Dev deserved a higher mark."

Other Tweets revealed fans were worried about Dev's low score and feared it would land him in a vulnerable position on tonight's results show.

Last night's glittering show saw the competition heat up for the remaining 13 couples.

Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden soared to the top of the leaderboard after their passionate Tango performance. Two points behind were Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse, who scored 36 for their saucy Rumba routine.

Last night's show saw Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden at the top of the leaderboard following their passionate Tango
Last night's show saw Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden at the top of the leaderboard following their passionate Tango

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At the other end of the score table were Alex Scott and Neil Jones, who finished last on the leaderboard with 23.

Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton received the lowest score last week and were voted off after scoring a total of 11 points for their Charleston to Woo Hoo from Kill Bill.

James Cracknell was the first celebrity to be voted off the popular BBC dance competition after struggling to impress on the dancefloor with his professional partner Luba Mushtuk .

*Strictly Come Dancing returns next Saturday at 6.40pm on BBC One